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Prone position for management of refractory hypoxaemia in a patient with single lung

Keywords : Pneumonectomy, acute respiratory distress syndrome, prone position ventilation, recruitment manoeuvres, refractory hypoxemia, a high flow humidified oxygen therapy device

Citation Information : Prone position for management of refractory hypoxaemia in a patient with single lung. Indian J Respir Care 2012; 1 (1):69-72.

DOI: 10.5005/ijrc-1-1-69

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Published Online: 01-12-2022

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Prone position ventilation is widely used in treating patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and severe refractory hypoxaemia. However, its use in patients who have undergone pneumonectomy is rare. We report a 57-year-old woman, a case of right pneumonectomy, who later presented with left lung pneumonia. She was ventilated with conventional lung protective strategy to improve oxygenation. When unsuccessful, ventilation in prone position was carried out. This case report gives you a sequential representation of how she was treated successfully for severe refractory hypoxemia with prone position ventilation.

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